New Delhi: Shardul Thakur wreaked havoc with bowling after Team India’s brilliant batting in the third and final ODI between India and New Zealand played in Indore on Tuesday. Shardul demolished the middle order of the Kiwi team. He made the New Zealand team stand on their knees by taking 3 wickets in 2 overs. Shardul made his first victim on the very first ball of the 26th over. Daryl Mitchell, playing 24 runs in 30 balls, dodged on Shardul’s ball and returned to the pavilion after being caught by Ishaan Kishan. Although the umpire declared no not out on the appeal of the Indian team, but it was clearly revealed in DRS that the ball had touched the gloves. In such a situation, Mitchell had to return to the pavilion. Virat Kohli danced after seeing this wicket. He ran on the field waving his hands.
Latham sent to the pavilion for a duck
After this it was the turn of the next ball. When captain and wicketkeeper Tom Latham came to the crease, he tried to hit Shardul for a six, but he dodged the lower full toss and Hardik Pandya took a brilliant catch towards mid-off and showed him the way to the pavilion. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya were elated to see Latham out for a duck. Virat became so excited that he gave a wonderful reaction while hugging Shardul. Although Shardul did not get a hat-trick after taking two wickets in two balls, he broke New Zealand’s back by taking another wicket in his next over.
2 in two for @imShard !
The Man with the golden arm.
Has he changed the course of the match?
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 24, 2023
Virat Kohli walks Phillips
In the 28th over, Glenn Phillips was playing after scoring 5 runs in 6 balls. As soon as Shardul bowled the fourth ball of this over, this ball became a cross seam delivery and Phillips tried to pull it, but he missed and the ball flew into the air. Here Virat Kohli ran and took a brilliant catch to show Phillips the way to the pavilion. Shardul created an outcry by taking 3 wickets for 45 runs in the first 6 overs.
Daryl Mitchell ✅
Tom Latham ✅
Glenn Phillips ✅@imShard is on a roll in Indore 👌 👌
New Zealand 5 down.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2023
Why is Shardul Thakur called ‘Lord Shardul’?
Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur started being called Lord Shardul only after his brilliant performance on the tour against England. This nickname of his teammates kept his nickname Lord. His name became very famous and whenever Shardul performed well with bat or ball, fans and fellow players called him by his nickname ‘Lord Shardul’.
Look at Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya’s reaction when Shardul Thakur gets Latham on duck. pic.twitter.com/HBgvOyprrR
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) January 24, 2023
Here is the video of shardul thakur taking 2 wickets in 2 balls Click Do it.